The World of the New Testament: A collection of essential lectures from world renowned scholars
Ancient stones and texts come alive as five renowned Bible and archaeology scholars investigate and illuminate the fascinating world of the New Testament. Discover archaeological finds in Galilee that offer a better understanding of Jesus’ world. Learn about the diversity of early Christian beliefs in documented “lost gospels.” Consider how the enigmatic figure of Enoch may have influenced traditions about Jesus. See where the Mediterranean cultural values of honor and shame are reflected in the Bible and in today’s world. Plus use ancient texts to determine the location of the Jerusalem Temple.
Running time: 5 hours
Douglas Edwards, University of Puget Sound | Galilean Archaeology & the Historical Jesus Quest
Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill | Discovering Lost Gospels
Birger Pearson, University of California, Berkeley | Enoch & Jesus: Parallel Paths to Heaven
Richard Rohrbaugh, Lewis and Clark College | Honor & Shame: Core Values of the Biblical World
James Tabor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte | Locating the Herodian Temple: Old & New Theories in Light of Ancient Literary Evidence